18 March 2010

Weekly Wishlist: Nocturnal Time Piece

See how I cleverly changed the title of this post so no one will notice I forgot to post it yesterday? Heh.

Anyway, this week's wishlist pick is a very cool nocturlabe by Whystler's Workshop on Etsy.

It's plastic, which I don't normally like, but the difference here is that it was made by a 3D printing process from a digital file, which is just really, really cool. I like the idea of using the latest technology to produce an item of very old technology.

And it's actually functional, too, so you can take it outside at night and, assuming the sky is clear and there aren't any hills or trees in the way, find the north star and figure out what time it is.

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